Thursday, July 19, 2007

Gore Effect delayed

Algore spoke in Aspen yesterday. Predicted high temperature in Denver today: 88 degrees. Temp at 12:30: 73, with predicted severe thunderstorms and flash flooding.

The Man-like Object (h/t stumpy) says we're running out of time even quicker than we thought:

Former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday that climate change is a "planetary emergency" and that many scientists believe there may be less than 10 years to moderate warming's destructive effects.

African proverbs will help:

"There's an African proverb that says if you want to go quick, go alone," said Gore, speaking at the Aspen Institute's Greentech Innovation Network summit. "If you want to go far, go together. We have to go far quickly."

Very far, very quickly:

It's going to take a 90 percent decrease in carbon emissions from fossil fuel guzzlers such as the U.S. and a 50 percent decrease worldwide to get a handle on the problem, he said. . . .

"These are not political problems," he said. "They are moral imperatives."

Sometimes you eat the b'ar . . . : "Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about global warming at the Aspen Institute's Greentech Innovation Network summit. 'If this was a football field, we would be fighting between the second and third yard lines right now, and the crisis is winning.'"

Update: Tim Blair notes the Gorepig's liking for poached Chilean sea bass.

Update II: Patagonian toothfish?

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